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Wresting politics from the politicians

Wresting politics from the politicians

IT WAS a General Election that no one expected and few wanted. In spite of this, ten days after Mrs May’s announce­ment that she was going to the country on 8 June, campaigning groups have been gearing up

Thankfulness: the path to joy

Thankfulness: the path to joy

NOW that Easter Day is past, it is useful to reflect on how the Easter season might be kept

Road to the cross is still being walked

Road to the cross is still being walked

RECALLING the events of 2000 years ago is a painful spiritual exercise without modern-day reminders. The diligence with which jihadist terrorists follow the Christian calendar in Egypt means that preparations for the past two great feasts, at Christmas and now Easter, have been marred by bloody atrocities

Dangerous world

Dangerous world

SOME weeks, the world seems more dangerous than at other times

Unity in spring

Unity in spring

ECUMENISM is never the main crop of church endeavour. Instead it springs up in the margins like wild poppies. Because of its delicate and peripheral nature, it is often unwise to examine its shoots too closely. On the other hand, when there are those who regard these flowers as weeds and try to trample them down, it is worth paying them some heed

Exclusive Wales

Exclusive Wales

“WELCOME to a scandal.” These were the first words in a Church Times leader comment in July 2003, when Dr Jeffrey John was forced to relinquish the prospect of becoming Bishop of Reading, after pressure from conservatives in the Oxford diocese and the wider Anglican Communion over his homosexuality

Lost in translation

Lost in translation

THE shifting tectonic plates of the earth’s crust come together in three different ways: they butt full on into each other; one overrides another; or they grind along together

A second vote

A second vote

IF ONE referendum is democratic, two ought to be twice as democratic. When the second is called to counter the first, however, the democratic dividend is halved, and the whole process is brought into disrepute

Through a lens darkly

Through a lens darkly

THERE was a moment during the Oscars ceremony on Sunday night when the veneer of glamour was stripped away — and it was not when the wrong envelope was opened

Gift of charity

Gift of charity

IN THE Church of England, you have a choice: as your thoughts turn towards Lent and patterns of self-discipline, you can, with the 1662 Prayer Book collect, remember that “all our doings without charity are nothing worth” and ask to be given “the most excellent gift of charity”

Not strained; Plea for justice

A CODA to the Bishops’ report on marriage and same-sex relation­­­ships: since its publication, contrasts have been drawn between their policies on the blessing of same-sex unions and on marriage after divorce

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